Crazy Woman Creek

Crazy Woman Creek

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Crazy Woman Creek is a collection of prose and poetry about real women in the West and their connection to a larger whole. Long troubled by the misguided images of skinny cowgirls on prancing palominos, the editors embarked on a mission to set the record straight. They wanted these western women to reveal the realities of their lives in their own words. In Crazy Woman Creek, 153 women west of the Mississippi write of the ways they shape and sustain their communities. Whether these groups are organized, imposed, or spontaneous, this collection shows that where women gather, anything is possible. Readers will encounter Buddhists in Nebraska, Hutterites in South Dakota, rodeo moms rather than soccer moms. A woman chooses horse work over housework; neighbors pull together to fight a raging wildfire; a woman rides a donkey across Colorado to raise money after the tragedy at Columbine. Women recall harmony found at a drugstore, at a powwow, in a sewing circle. Lively, heartfelt, urgent, enduring, Crazy Woman Creek celebrates community a€” connections built or strengthened by women that unveil a new West.They redeemed the whole Southern male image in their soft-spoken, easy cowboy way. Once the trucks ... paper, the Lincoln Star, sat in one comer, a homey band that bonded over donuts arid popcorn balls, a group that would have aquot;daysaquot;a€”like Hawaiian Shirt Day. The women of the Star had their own tradition: an annual potluck party at which they exchanged Christmas ornaments by a blazing fire.

Title:Crazy Woman Creek
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2004-05-18


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